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  • Marrakech: Private Full-Day City Tour

    1. Marrakech: Private Full-Day City Tour

    Discover the old city of Marrakech with its labyrinthine streets, famous markets and the Majorelle Garden on this tour. Visit the famous Palais de Bahia, a beautifully decorated palace full of enchanting inner rooms and elaborate mosaic walls. Walk through the Jewish Quarter, with distinctly different architecture from the rest of the medina, and discover the incredible Saadian tombs and the Medersa Ben Youssef, an old school of Quranic study with beautiful Arabian-Andalucían architecture. Admire the wood carvings and visit the tiny students' rooms, then see the Koutoubia Mosque, an icon of Marrakech and a point of orientation for tourists. Head to the world-famous Jemaah el Fna square with its countless orange juice stands, snake charmers, traditionally-garbed water sellers and henna women. Enjoy a refreshing midday pause on one of the terraces with a panoramic view and take in the sig...

    Excellent tour if you have a short time in Marrakesh. Hamid our guide was incredibly informative and very pleasant company.

  • Marrakech Full-Day Guided Tour with Lunch

    2. Marrakech Full-Day Guided Tour with Lunch

    Experience the souks and sights of Marrakech on a full-day sightseeing tour with lunch, and learn the “Red City’s” impressive history along the way. You will visit the Koutoubia, one of the most beautiful mosques in the western Muslim world. Marvel at its 225-foot-tall minaret before going to the 14th-century Ben Youssef Medersa, the largest Koranic university in the Maghreb. Continue to the Dar Si Saïd Museum in an Alaouite-style palace of the 19th century. See traditional crafts from southern Morocco, including carpets, costumes and weapons. Next, visit the lovely gardens of El Bahia Palace. Except for the apartments of the sultan's favorite concubine, the council chamber, and the wonderful marble courtyard, the palace is closed to the public. Admire the decorative Saâdian Tombs, built for Sultan Ahmed el Mansour. Continue to Menara Gardens in the foothills of the Atlas Mountains, an...

  • Marrakech: Private Half-Day Walking Tour

    3. Marrakech: Private Half-Day Walking Tour

    Discover the beautiful old city of Marrakech and wander the labyrinth of famous little streets and alleys. Visit the Palais de Bahia, a decorated palace with enchanted inner rooms and mosaic walls and walk through the Jewish quarter with its interesting architecture. Discover the incredible Saadian Tombs, dating back to the reign of Sultan Ahmed el Mansour and visit the Ben Youssef Madrasa, an old Koran school with beautiful Arabian-Andalucían architecture. Admire the wood carving and visit the little bedrooms for students.  Visit the Koutoubia Mosque, the icon of Marrakech and something of an orientation point for tourists, then head to the world-famous Jemaa el-Fnaa square with its countless orange juice stands, snake charmers, traditionally-clothed water sellers and henna women.

    Very likeable and knowledgeable guide. Made us welcome to his home town. Went at our pace - completed everything we were meant to see.

  • Marrakech: Private 1-Day Tour of the Medina and Souks

    4. Marrakech: Private 1-Day Tour of the Medina and Souks

    Learn about the history and culture of Morocco on this guided tour of Marrakech. On this 2-part tour (both parts lasting 3 hours), you will explore the medina and the souks, and enjoy a delicious lunch at a stylish riad inbetween. To start off the tour you will explore the southern medina with its stunning historical buildings. Visit the magnificent Bahia Palace and the tombs of the former Saadi dynasty. Stroll through the Jewish Quarter, past the Mellah, and across the market of Mellah. If there is enough time, you can also see the ruins of El Badi Palace with the historical pulpit of Koutoubia Mosque. Enjoy lunch at the stylish Riyad El Cadi. Discover the classic architecture of Moroccan homes: a house surrounding a courtyard with a beautiful garden, which is sheltered from the busy streets. Depending on the season, you can eat on the sunny roof terrace or in the cool shade of the ci...

    Mhamed was our guide for the day. He was very knowledgeable and happy to share as much information as you want/needed. He guided us expertly from the square through to key attractions and explained the history and cultural significance. He also took us into the markets to quality stores for pottery, carpet, herbs and artefacts (no obligation to buy at all). Lunch at Riyad el Cadi was sensational. As an additional service he helped us find a lovely restaurant for dinner. Definitely recommend.

  • Marrakech Like a Local Private Tour

    5. Marrakech Like a Local Private Tour

    Get a more authentic introduction to the city of Marrakech on a private tour with a local guide. Encounter school children singing songs as they walk home with their friends, see groups of local women chatting on the way back from the markets and more.  Get an insight into the local communities, meet an artist and marvel at the stunning architecture of the 14th-century Ben Youssef Madrasa Islamic college, the most important Quranic school and 1st university in the city. Admire its intricate mosaics and quiet courtyards. Hear great stories and get local insights as your guide shares personal anecdotes and answers any questions you may have.

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What people are saying about Ben Youssef Madrasa

Overall rating

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based on 457 reviews

Mhamed was our guide for the day. He was very knowledgeable and happy to share as much information as you want/needed. He guided us expertly from the square through to key attractions and explained the history and cultural significance. He also took us into the markets to quality stores for pottery, carpet, herbs and artefacts (no obligation to buy at all). Lunch at Riyad el Cadi was sensational. As an additional service he helped us find a lovely restaurant for dinner. Definitely recommend.

We had a great day today with Ismael as our guide. He was so knowledgeable and willing to please us in any way. He knew great spots for pictures and took some lovely photos of the whole family together. We are really happy with our experience and highly recommend.

Hamed was excellent. Friendly and knowledgeable, he gave us lots of information about Morocco and the sites we visited. It was a very good way of covering some of the main sites in Marrakech.

Very likeable and knowledgeable guide. Made us welcome to his home town. Went at our pace - completed everything we were meant to see.

Excellent tour if you have a short time in Marrakesh. Hamid our guide was incredibly informative and very pleasant company.